Friday, January 10, 2014

Scribd Addresses Pirated Content

I'm watching you.
Panzer was out in the Catosphere today and found a very disturbing post at Publishers Weekly site about Scribd. You all know Panzer just uploaded the first Lori Stockley story at Scribd for FREE download.

It's upsetting to learn we're dealing with a site that has a lot of pirated material available. It's also annoying because our ebook distributor Smashwords has signed an agreement with Scribd to use their paid subscription service to sell Smashwords' authors' ebooks.

From the response of Scribd's V.P. of Content Acquisition it sounds like they're working to stop the pirated uploads, but it also sounds like it will be a continuing problem for the foreseeable future. So, Panzer and I will be watching this situation very closely.

If you want to read the full post, tootle over to Scribd response to Writer Beware.

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